The Optimized Headload: Essential For Every Supply Chain

If this year has proven anything, it is the fallacy that selecting a full truckload is always the best option when it comes to shipping freight, especially when that shipment doesn’t fill an entire truckload. With the constant rising rates on the freight boards, it is becoming increasingly impractical for a shipper to always select full truckload, which means that shippers need alternative solutions if shipments are going to be delivered in a timely manner.

With skyrocketing shipping rates, the best way shippers can guarantee that a customer receives their full truckload shipment on time is by paying a (staggering) premium to do so. That’s why we at Zip Xpress created our Optimized Headload solution where we assist customers by optimizing their shipments and ensure they’re only paying for space they’re using. Our experienced freight handlers ensure that every shipment is treated with precision and care, while we assist in the timely pickup and delivery of every shipment we work with.

In addition to rising rates, companies need to be focused on sustainability efforts and when a shipment is marked as full truckload but only occupies 10% of the trailer space…that’s not exactly sustainable. All of the fuel consumed and extra trucks on the road increase carbon emissions as well as wear and tear on our nation’s highways. Our headload solution is a sustainable alternative where shippers are ‘recycling air’ and reducing the number of empty trailers on the road.

Here at Zip Xpress, we understand the importance of options for your supply chain. If you’re not certain about whether your shipment should be marked FT or LTL, we offer our optimized headload solution where your rate is determined based on the space you’re using. This dedication to service and providing options to our customers is one of the reasons why we maintain a 99% retention rate with all of our customers. Rest assured that we will work with your business to find the best custom carrier solution that gets your freight to its destination on time and undamaged. To see for yourself, start today with Zip Xpress!